Presidio Graduate School has a creative, experienced, and passionate team of professionals to manage and grow the school’s administrative and academic operations. Our staff consists of seasoned academic and business executives, as well as experienced, entrepreneurial professionals from a number of diverse fields. Each member of the Presidio administration is committed to creating a culture of professionalism and excellence and is dedicated to Presidio’s mission.

Visit the PGS Contact Us page for general information and to reach specific departments.

Leadership Team

Suzanne FarverInterim President & Board Chair

Dariush RafinejadProvost & Core Faculty

Eric CetnarskiVice President of Operations

Steven CraneDean of Academic Affairs


Kari DorthDirector of Admissions

Connor O'FarrellSenior Manager of Admissions and Experiential Learning

Neha HoraSenior Manager of Admissions and Community Engagement

Laura LudwigDirector of Finance and Student Business Services

Lynn BraunRegistrar and Director of Institutional Research

Cathy HuieAssociate Registrar

Tanya WelikyDirector of Marketing Communications

Divya SrinivasanSenior Manager, Strategy and Governance

Nader AbdallahDirector of Information Technology

Kate McDillLibrarian and Instructional Services Manager

Sharmila SinghDirector of Professional Development & Career Services


Sally Jernigan-SmithManager of Community Engagement